Just kidding

Rahm Emanuel announced schools will not close early, reversing the threats he and Forrest Claypool have been making for the last month. Holding students, families and teachers hostage is no way to run our schools. 

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Just kidding...

Rahm Emanuel announced schools will not close early, reversing the threats he and Forrest Claypool have been making for the last month.

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Enough of the blame game

P4T is joining with community groups and the CTU to push the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open through June. Read the testimony of P4T parent Catherine Henchek. 

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Safe Schools for All Campaign

P4T's Safe Schools for ALL campaign is designed to build unity and defend and support students and families who feel threatened by the Trump administration. 

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Vote YES on an Elected School Board for Chicago--HB 1774

HB 1774 would give Chicago taxpayers the same right to elect their school board that residents in every other Illinois city and 98 percent of cities nationwide have. Read our fact sheet on the bill and then contact your state legislators about it. 

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Action Alert

Enough of the blame game--With a June 1 school shutdown looming, P4T is joining other parent and community groups calling on the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open. 

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#SaverOurClerks

Support Our Teachers and Clerks--CPS plans to implement the Kronos pilot program at 117 schools, causing additional work for teachers and the potential loss of school clerks who are vital members of our communities.

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Elected School Board Update

Elected School Board Update--The Elected Representative School Board bill will face its first test in the new General Assembly tomorrow. Take action now.

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re: Special Ed cuts

RE: Special Ed cuts--With Special Ed services under attack, it's more important than ever for parents and teachers to understand how to advocate for their special needs students. Join us tonight and help spread the word.

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TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS

CPS claimed half of Chicago’s schools are “underutilized” and professed a need to “right size” the district and help address budget deficits. Parents are skeptical of these claims, with good reason. CPS is closing neighborhood schools, while opening new charter schools.

In the last 10 years, CPS has closed 100 neighborhood schools, primarily on the south and west sides of the city, while opening 60 private charter schools. This makes no sense. Here's the truth about school closings.